Art and Design is highly valued at Durdan’s Park Primary School and this is evident from class and school displays of children’s work. We believe that the arts should be central to a well-rounded education and we integrate it into the teaching of other subjects. Art and design is a valuable form of expression and communication for all our pupils. Through the art curriculum children are encouraged to see and experiment with a wide range of materials, equipment and techniques. Children learn about different kinds of art from various artists, cultures and traditions with a view to appreciating it and trying out the techniques used in their work.
Throughout the school calendar, pupils are given the opportunity to perform in a variety of ways. This includes our Diwali assembly, Guru Nanak assembly, the KS1 nativity and the Year 6 end of year production. Children across the different year groups also have the opportunity to visit art galleries and museums including the National Gallery and the Tate Modern.
Our children will:
- produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
- become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
- evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
- know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.